SAIGE Conference

Our annual SAIGE conference is a place to learn, increase your competence in working with LGBTGEQIAP+ clients, network, and share your passion with like-minded professionals. See below for highlights from our previous conferences!

We have moved to a virtual conference on even years, and an in-person conference on odd years!

See below information for our upcoming Conference!

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2020 SAIGE Virtual Conference

When: October 10th & 11th (Saturday & Sunday)

Where: Zoom Online Conference

What: Two days of Powerful Keynotes, Peer-Reviewed Workshops, Poster Presentations, Roundtable, and Social Connection Events

Up to 16 CEs Available!

Theme: Intersectionality

Theme: Intersectionality

Intersectionality is the interconnected and indivisible nature of social identities such as age and generation, ethnicity, affectional identity, gender, disAbility, socioeconomic status, religion and spirituality, body size (and many more).

These intersections of identity and lived experience create overlapping and interdependent systems of marginalization, discrimination, disadvantage, as well as privilege and hidden biases.

The SAIGE 2020 Virtual Conference seeks to bring awareness to intersectionality in order to expand our multicultural competence as an organization and to help our members with developing their awareness of attitudes and beliefs, knowledge, skills, and action that will improve the cultural competence and quality of counseling with our clients and students.


Register for the Conference!

Register for the Conference for the full event or one day (Saturday or Sunday)! Conference includes 16 CEs, quality presentations and trainings on mental health work with Queer & Trans clients! Since it is virtual, there are no travel costs and easy access within your own home!

Tickets are available for 1-day or both days and discounts are available for Members, Students, and Volunteers!

2 Day Rates

  • SAIGE Student Member Rate: $95
  • SAIGE Professional Member: $190
  • Non Member Student Rate: $145
  • Non Member Professional Rate: $255

1 Day Rate

  • SAIGE Student Member Rate: $60
  • SAIGE Professional Member: $115
  • Non Member Student Rate: $90
  • Non Member Professional Rate: $135

Become a Member and Save! Learn how here:

Professional Non-members pay $255 for the full virtual conference, but becoming a professional SAIGE member is $52 and the cost of the full virtual conference is then $190, which is a cumulative savings from the non-member fee! You will then have access to resources and reduced cost for educational products throughout the year!

Register on Eventbrite!

Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposals for our Virtual Conference:

  • 15-Minute Poster Presentations
  • 50-Minute Educational Sessions
  • 50-Minute Roundtable Sessions
  • 1 hour and 50-minute Featured Sessions

When considering your submission, please note that while all submissions should relate to LGBTGEQIAP+ populations, proposal preference will be given to topics around intersectionality.

Think interactive! Proposals that include interactive sessions inviting participant dialogue, modeling strategies, examining topics relevant to conference theme, encouraging critical inquiry, demonstrating informed action, and emphasizing interdisciplinary integration are encouraged!

SAIGE Presentation Submission Portal

If you have questions, please reach out to the conference coordinators: Drs. Misty Ginicola at and Cory Viehl at


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Call for Awards

Call for Award Nominations

Nominate someone for any of our biennial awards!

SAIGE Counseling Program Award:

This award is presented biennially to a counseling program that has demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of LGBTQQIA+ awareness and affirmation.

SAIGE Legal Award:

This award is presented biennially to an SAIGE member, or an organization, that has demonstrated a commitment to the LGBTQQIA+ community’s legal rights and equality.

SAIGE Mark Pope Social Justice and Advocacy Award: This award is presented biennially to an SAIGE member who demonstrates a profound commitment to inclusion and equity for the LGBTQQIA+ community through social justice and advocacy efforts.

SAIGE Anneliese Singh Queer and Trans People of Color Award: This award is presented biennially to an SAIGE member who champions for queer and trans people of color.

SAIGE Public Health Award: This award is presented biennially to an SAIGE member who has demonstrated excellence in LGBTQQIA+ community public health services, outreach, and/or research.

Download the flyer!

Send your nomination letter and any supporting materials to the SAIGE Awards Chair at

Keynote: Dr. Annaliese Singh

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC is an award-winning social justice scholar and community organizer. She is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, and a program faculty in the counselor education and supervision doctoral program. Her research, practice, and advocacy explores the resilience and liberation experiences of trans people, people of color, survivors of trauma, South Asian immigrants, and social justice and empowerment training, and she has over 100 publications among these areas.

Anneliese has co-authored texts on trans and nonbinary counseling (A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care and Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients), in addition to the Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook and the Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing. Anneliese has worked on several national competencies and guidelines projects for the American Counseling Association (ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies, ACA Transgender Competencies, ACA LGBQQIAA Competencies).

Her TEDx Talk, titled “Transgender Liberation is for Everybody,” explored gender liberation for cisgender and transgender people. Anneliese passionately believes in and strives to live by the ideals of Dr. King’s beloved community, as well as Audre Lorde’s reminder that “without community, there is no liberation.”

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Previous Conferences

Take a look at the locations and pictures for our previous conferences!